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    February 8, 2013
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they saw tracks that they followed at big bear and they went door to door telling people to stay inside. but it could be one of those with every it was a ploy and he got the truck burning and he is else where. the thought is he is still in southern california but he is very intelligent and very skilled. he is very angry and he still remains on the loose >> reporter: police say helicopters equipped with infrared and thermal imaging searched through the night for 33-year-old christopher dorner the ex-lapd officer they say is now hunting his former colleagues. >> the streets will be full of patrol cars. of>> reporter: the heaviest search is taking place in big bear, california. dorner's burned-out truck was found there thursday afternoon and a door-to-door search is under way. >> we'll head back down closer to where we live and keep my family safe. >> reporter: dorner posted a manifesto on his facebook page where he vowed to get revenge for being fired in 2009.
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>> he is armed and dangerous. >> reporter: outside lapd headquarters, officers are taking the unusual step of patrolling their own headquarters in case dorner attacks. >> he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also in the military. >> reporter: police say dorner began his rampage on sunday killing monica quan and her fiance. her father, former lapd captain randy quan, represented dorner at disciplinary hearings. dorner threatened quan in his facebook manifesto saying, "i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours." police say dorner shot an lapd officer in corona early thursday morning wounding him. 20 minutes later they say he ambushed two riverside officers, seriously injuring one and killing the other. some of the los angeles police officers on the corners are not usually patrol officers. they are detectives. but that reflects that this is an all hands on deck situation.
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they have them everywhere. also in this manifesto, 40 potential targets were listed. so they have officers dispatched to do heavy protective details. those include police officers and their families. another move that the police and sheriff's department here in los angeles have taken is they have removed the officers from motorcycle duty saying you're much safer being inside a patrol car and everyone must patrol in pairs. frank and michelle? >> right. they have to be careful. teresa, we know that dorner is a former cop. he is clearly trained in police tactics. and that's why lapd is saying he is so dangerous but there are other reasons, as well. >> absolutely. you know, before he was an lapd officers which he joined the force here in 2005, he joined the navy just out of university. about 2001. so he has excellent marksmanship skills. they say with rifles, with pistols. he has been trained in urban wear fair tactics, survival tactics. at one point he was deployed to
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a war zone. he is trained in urban warfare tactics. this is a man with skills outside of the l.a. police force, very intelligent, can be very coy. what they would call an extremely dangerous suspect. what they have said one law enforcement expert is that, you know, this is a person who has shaken up the police department by taking those who are usually, quote, the hunters and making them the hunted. >> thank you, teresa garcia for the live report, live in los angeles. let's get back to that facebook manifesto from dorner now. he tells the lapd the violence of action will be high whatever preplanned responses you have established for a scenario like me, shelve it. i'm a walking exigent circumstance with no off or reset button." he warns officers outside of l.a., "think before you attempt to intervene. you will not survive." we talked with a former fbi agent rick smith who now heads investigations in san francisco. he doesn't think dorner is
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making idle threats. he also said -- >> we came from hawaii. >> wrong audio. he says dorner is deranged and emotional and a peaceful ending is not likely. we are following breaking news right now in the south bay. a woman's death is under investigation this morning. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is at the scene in san jose. anne, what can you tell us? >> reporter: the investigation is turned over to the coroner's office but preliminary reports from the police show that it looks like this is just a very unfortunate accident. the woman 24-year-old woman fell 11 stories from this condo building here behind me. the city heights condo building in downtown san jose near st. james. so we have a couple of blocks roped off by police right now. it looks like they are getting ready to reopen the streets very soon. she fell on to the sidewalk below here and she was found
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dead. several people called police to tell them that they had heard so many partying on the 11th floor. people called noise reporting hearing a loud thump. she wasn't alone up there. there was one other person with her. police do not believe foul play was involved. live in san jose, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> such a tragic accident. thank you. a new round of rain has been washing over the bay area. this is the city last night people out with umbrellas walking in the rain. let's get the latest from kpix 5 meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> and we're not done yet. we have some showers and i think we are getting a nice little snow dusting in the mountains. the clouds will clear out and w will see snow in the mountains. showers pulling further south. that will be the focus this
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morning and winding down. high-def doppler radar thinking about some of that precipitation right now into the south bay and you can see the white and pink over mountains, mixed precipitation with snow and sleet in the mountains. showers continuing into the san jose area and saratoga. looks like this storm system going to pull out of town today but not before leaving a couple of raindrops behind early on this morning. toward the afternoon the skies clear out. it's cold out there now. you have a lot of clouds and the temperatures, we're chilly in spots. 33 degrees hovering above freezing in santa rosa, 40 in concord and 41 degrees in livermore. by the afternoon, highs expected only to be in the low 50s toward the coastline, about 54 in san jose. and about 55 in san francisco. more on your weekend forecast coming up in a couple of minutes, guys. back to you. >> thank you. after weeks of dry weather in the sierra, the snow is back as lawrence said. many drivers were not prepared heading over th summit. some needed to buy chains, some
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needed help putting them on meaning business for those who do that for a living. skiers were ready for fresh powder and skiers and borders took advantage of it. this morning a big winter storm is bringing snow to the u.s. east coast. the storm is causing some significant disruptions to air travel extending all the way here to the bay area. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at sfo with the latest numbers on cancellations to the east coast. cate. >> reporter: good morning, frank. the storm is going to set things back for travelers all across the country. dozens of flights were canceled out of sfo. right now, two major storms are expected to converge across the northeast and residents have a few hours to prep for their homes for what experts say could be a historic storm. new york could get up to a foot of snow and boston up to three feet. 3,000 flights along the east coast were canceled and we're seeing the effects here in the bay area. at sfo, we have learned that 52
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flights were canceled for today. that's 35 departing and 17 arriving from boston, newark, jfk or philadelphia. we spoke with a couple of travelers headed back from vacation and they say they only wish they got delayed sooner. >> i feel that like i could go back to hawaii because we came from hawaii yesterday so why didn't they call us there and say you don't have to come back? [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, the last we checked in with airport staff there are no delays here out of sfo as a result of those cancellations. now, it's going to be one of those days where if you are getting ready to travel this morning, the best thing to do is call your airline before coming to the airport. live at sfo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. thank you. and there's not snow in the low- lying areas here in the bay area. but there is a little rain. >> a little rain. let's check and see what that's doing in traffic. >> that's all we got to complain about a little light rain and it's making the roads a little slick so we have seen
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quite a bit of busy conditions and spinouts across the bay area not causing huge hot spots. they have been cleared quickly. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza slight delays especially in the cash lanes no metering lights yet. elsewhere to our maps, these are a couple of those different accidents we have been watching. they actually just reopened lanes. southbound 101 approaching highway 85. three lanes have been blocked. but they just cleared it to the right shoulder a couple of minutes ago. southbound 680 approaching scott creek road we had two cars sliding down the embankment. now fire truck is there blocking one lane. fire crews and tow crews. so again, just a heads up. be extra careful in you are about to start your morning drive. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. time now is 6:11. a top skateboarder films himself speeding down a busy road at 70 miles an hour. the charges he could face for this ride. >> and a blizzard warning in the big apple. we are going live to new york city to see how they are preparing for this monster snowstorm. when we come back.
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don't come loose. >> 6:15 right now. let's check the roads with elizabeth. how's it looking? >> it's starting to get busy because we are getting -- approaching let's see 6:15. so no metering lights yet. but they will likely turn the bay bridge metering lights on shortly and then we have slick roads. that's our biggest story, causing spinouts across the bay area. so here's a live look. we'll take a check of what it looks like right now heading southbound 101. just heading towards candlestick, looks okay right now and all the way down towards sfo. once again, you will notice that wet pavement there across the golden gate bridge. flowing okay though towards san francisco and doyle drive. elsewhere, let's see. this accident just cleared to the right-hand shoulder. this was actually a likely injury crash southbound 680 approaching scott creek. there were two cars slid down the embankment. so for a while emergency crews were there blocking one lane but it looks like they just cleared it. that's why they have that question mark up there.
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bart, muni, caltrain and ace all on time. that's traffic. let's check the stormy weather conditions with lawrence. >> showers dragging further south and seeing snow over the mountains. >> some of the precipitation is moving through snow in the mountains in the santa cruz mountains. snow up there so look toward that as we head throughout the day today. we'll see clearing cites and probably a nice dusting of snow. around the bay area today, cold and wet but mainly to the south this morning and then this afternoon it will be cool and very breezy by the bay and toward the coastline. the weekend looking dry and the temperatures beginning to warm up. cold air coming from the gulf of alaska. this low starting to sag further south and it's going to drag that rain with it this morning so decreasing showers and i think as we head toward the afternoon we dry things out. lots of snowfall as you head up to the sierra nevada. here's a system being picked up by our computer model dragging
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southward. skies clear out and we'll be able to check the mountaintops here maybe see light dusting of snow there. in the meantime though as we head throughout the day, looking good and by the weekend, a lot of sunshine coming our way. and some warmer temperatures. around the state today, some snow expected over the sierra nevada. take your chains if you are heading there. 50s into the central valley. showers winding down there. and a couple of showers left over in the monterey bay. temperatures here mainly into the 50s. the next couple days it looks like things are going to settle down. the weekend looks dry. in fact after the storm system we dry things out well into next week. that's the latest, guys. back to you. >> all right, lawrence. the northeast is bracing for a massive winter wol lop on its way. the latest storm is expected to dump 2 feet of snow up and down the east coast. our reporter in new york, they are already seeing the effects of the big storm. where are you seeing blizzard warnings? >> right here in new york city, for example. all five boroughs under a blizzard warning but if you can
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see what's going on just behind me here, it's snow, kind of wet rain. so the real blizzard conditions won't start until letter in the day. at thetwo feet of snow from new york to boston. it's the fear over what mother nature might do that led to nearly 4,000 flight cancellations. amtrak is suspending service this afternoon. schools in three states have already been suspended. >> are the airports in shutdown mode before the snow aist re? >> not quite shut down yet. preparedness of is the name of
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the game. in boston they have 600 plows available. but you know, what's really interesting about this here in new york city is that state emergency management officials say that the damage left behind from this storm will be nowhere near compared to the damage left by hurricane sandy. mayor bloomberg is also downplaying what could happen in this storm but at the same time he is asking people who live in areas that are prone to flooding, areas in the bronx, areas in northern queens, to have an evacuation plan ready just in case things turn ugly. >> well, sounds like preparedness is the name of the game. all right. you be caringful out there. tetiana anderson live in new york, thank you so much. back here 6:30p buzzer beaters are the best. coming up the shot that felled the hoosiers coming up. >> plus what we can expect to see later at pebble beach.
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this after his wire-to-wire win in the phoenix open. it's 6:23. in golf, phil mickelson is trying to defense his pebble beach pro-am title. >> he is hot coming off a wire- to-wire win last weekend at the phoenix open and mickelson playing the monterey peninsula course. lot ofy shoots a 1-under 69. lefty is in the hunt. in it goes. former cal star in gangnam style in phoenix, james hahn birdies and finishes with a 1- under 71. co-leader hunter mahan was pleased with the mild weather in monterey. >> we knew there was some weather coming in. didn't know how bad it was going to be. and it just never came in here. just got broken up or something. and, you know, this is a day where you want to be at pebble beach. the weather is so good like this. >> any day is a good day to be
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dorner is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. >> a manhunt in the mountains for an ex-cop accused of shooting three police officers in a revenge rampage. >> certainly it could be anywhere at this point. >> if snow comes in it will cover whatever tracks he left. >> this is pretty much a police officer's worst nightmare. >> outside lapd headquarters, officers here are taking the unusual step of patrolling their own headquarters in case dorner attacks. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> the northeast braces for a big winter storm. >> the good news, i guess if you like snow, is that we're
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going to have some. >> what are we supposed to say? we're survivors. we're going to dig in and out. >> we are already seeing the effect of the impending east coast winter storm here in our area. >> chico's gas station in south city charging $5.03 a gallon for regular. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, everyone. it's friday, february 8. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30 now. it was apparently a tragic accident. death of a woman at a south bay condominium building. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is down in san jose with the latest on this breaking news. >> the investigation is wrapping up here on the scene. it will continue with the santa clara county coroner. but you can see there are some authorities parked there. they're actually picking up the tape right now. the caution tape blocked the sidewalk in front of the city
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heights condo complex. this is on west saint james street at north san pedro in downtown san jose. it appears as if a woman, a 24- year-old woman, fell from a balcony here at this condo complex at around 3:00 this morning. we're not sure exactly which floor she fell from. we have heard the 8th floor. we've also heard the 11th floor. but you can see there are some balconies there on the side of the building. police believe that this was just an accident, that she had accidentally fell. some people had reported hearing some partying up there and then calling police saying that they heard a loud thud. so again, police don't believe foul play is involved even though there were some other people on the balcony with her. they say the coroner will continue this investigation. that's what we have now live at the scene in san jose. anne makovec, kpix 5. it is developing story with law officers down in southern california on high alert this morning. the manhunt for the former l.a. police officer accused in three
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murders is centered in the mountains east of los angeles. that's where christopher dorner's burned-out truck was found. searchers followed footprints in the? he but did not find anything. it's cold there this morning with more snow expected. cbs reporter teresa garcia with the latest from the heavily fortified l.a. police headquarters. >> reporter: police say helicopters equipped with infrared and thermal imaging searched through the night for 33-year-old christopher dorner the ex-lapd officer they say is now hunting his former colleagues. >> the streets will be full of patrol cars. >> reporter: the heaviest search is taking place in big bear, california. dorner's burned-out truck was found there thursday afternoon and a door-to-door search is under way. >> we'll head back down closer to where we live and keep my family safe. >> reporter: dorner posted a manifesto on his facebook page where he vowed to get revenge for being fired in 2009. >> he is armed and dangerous.
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>> reporter: outside lapd headquarters, officers are taking the unusual step of patrolling their own headquarters in case dorner attacks. >> he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also in the military. >> reporter: police say dorner began his rampage on sunday killing monica quan and her fiance. her father, former lapd captain randy quan, represented dorner at disciplinary hearings. dorner threatened quan in his facebook manifesto saying, "i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours." police say dorner shot an lapd officer in corona early thursday morning wounding him. 20 minutes later they say he ambushed two riverside officers, seriously injuring one and killing the other. teresa garcia, los angeles. dorner has also been linked to san diego where his badge and id were found. former lapd chief bill bratton tells "cbs this morning," dorner play still be around san
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diego and the burned truck at big bear may have been a diversion. suspect christopher dorner is believed to be well armed and wearing body armor and he has made some serious threats. in his facebook manifesto, he tells the lapd, "the violence of action will be high. whatever preplanned responses you have established for scenario like me shelve it. i am and walking exigent circumstance with no off or reset button." and "think before you attempt to intervene. you will not survive." police are on high alert knowing that dorner has the experience and the will to kill. >> a police officer's worst nightmare. he knows what we do, how we do, how we train, what we do, and he has already said he is not afraid to die. >> we spoke with a former fbi agent who says police have two key advantages over dorner. their knowledge of him and sheer manpower and they are
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using all the resources they have. 6:34 now. another round of rain has been moving right through the bay area overnight. this is what san francisco looked like late last night. the umbrellas are out and you better not put them away because lawrence karnow says we're going to get round 2 here shortly, right? >> you don't have your umbrella. >> i don't have mine. i left mine at the coffee shop yesterday. i have a spare. smart weather guy. [ laughter ] around the bay area today, we are seeing more showers outside now, cold enough that i think we'll see a nice dusting of snow across our mountaintops. the shower isn't done yet. continuing to drag further south into the south bay right now. you will notice pink and white on the mountains. that's pretty low. looking at a dusting of snow across the mountains. the rain continuing into the san jose area. but i think this all winds down throughout the morning hours. in fact, probably about the middle of the morning we start to see this sag further and further to the south. by the afternoon our skies clearing out and that's when we get a good view of the mountains. outside over san francisco you can see the clouds breaking up a bit. it's chilly outside in spots
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down into the 30s in the north bay into santa rosa, 43 in san jose with the showers and 41 degrees in livermore. by this afternoon, plan on a cool and brisk and breezy day. highs today only in the 50s. we'll have more on your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> after weeks of dry weather in the sierra, the snow is back. this is a live picture from a caltrans cam at interstate 80. you can see all the folks lined up there near donner lake. people chaining up as the snow is coming down in the sierra. many drivers were not prepared heading over th summit. they had to buy chains. that was good business for those who make a living doing that. it's been a dry season so far. skiers are loving it though of a lot of fresh powder and a lot of folks taking advantage of it. last night doing a little night skiing. this morning a major storm is bearing down on thest east coast and there are major disruptions to air traveling extending here to the bay area. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is at sfo this morning with the
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latest numbers on cancellations. it keeps growing, cate. >> reporter: that's right. i just spoke with airport representatives who say they expect it to get worse throughout the day. so we are seeing the effects of that northeast winter storm here in the bay area from sfo flights going to and from the east coast. meanwhile residents on the other side of the country just have a few hours left to prepare. meteorologists are predicting this to be a potentially historic storm with the amount of snow expected. new york could see a foot, boston up to three feet of snow. and like we said, the impact of the storm is already being felt at our airports on the east coast, about 3,000 flights canceled. at sfo, we have learned now 55 flights were canceled for today. that's 38 departing and 17 arriving from either boston, newark, jfk or philadelphia. we spoke with travelers headed back to finland from hawaii via new york and they tell us they
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doesn't mind the, stra i da of vacation. >> -- they don't mind the extra day of vacation. >> it's not a big deal but i would like the sunshine. >> reporter: the last time we checked with the airport there are were no delays as a result of these cancellations but as we said, they are expected to get. >> reporter: throughout the day. not only just flights to the east coast, however, there could be secondary flights if you are heading to chicago, for example. if a flight is coming from new york, basically, the case in point, check in with your airlines before you come to the airport. reporting live at sfo. cate caugiran, kpix 5. you can see stay on top of the weather in your neighborhood with our interactive high-def doppler radar. that's on our website, cbssf.com/weather. raider, radar. [ laughter ] >> we have a little rain and traffic probably not a good mix. >> no. word of a new problem spot. this is a live look at that incline section of the upper deck of the bay bridge. it is a tight squeeze right now
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because there's a motorcycle accident down in the middle lane. it it sounds like -- it sounds like a truck dropped some debris. the bike hit it and that's why we have an accident now approaching the tunnel. so yeah, it is a slow crawl. let's check what it looks like behind the pay gates. the metering lights were turned on and for a while traffic was exceptionally light. it still looks like that is the case. so again we'll see if this accident starts to cause things to back up approaching the pay gates. so far, looks okay. elsewhere, to our other live traffic cameras. this is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are watching a spinout eastbound 92. that's now cleared off to the right-hand shoulder. so now there's no delay across the span. and a quick look at the 880 freeway right there in the east bay. the nimitz. no problems between hayward and downtown. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. more bay area headlines now on this friday. new evidence set to be unsealed today in the murder case of the silicon valley millionaire. ravi kumra was killed during a home invasion robbery at his monte sereno mansion in
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november. raven dixon was charged with harboring one of the murder suspects. evidence against her has been sealed until today. the attorney for the 22-year- old suspect says she will enter a not guilty plea next friday. a judge could make a ruling as soon as today in the case of a man who drowned off the alameda beach. the city is challenging a lawsuit by the family of raymond zach which claims police and firefighters should have done more to try to save him. the city contends zach was suicidal possibly violent. the emergency workers onshore were not trained in land water rescue and didn't have a boa that could have been used in that situation. 6:40. this just in. we now know what caused that massive power outage at the super bowl. a faulty electrical device is to blame. the power company says it's been removed after it failed for 34 minutes during sunday's game. documents show stadium managers were concerned as early as october about power lines
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feeding into the superdome. replacement work was done just weeks before the game. but now at least we know what the cause was. there you go. i don't think that's going to happen again. >> i don't think so. it helped the 49ers though. they played some football afterwards. >> it provided a spark. 6:40. the new bay bridge is slated to open september 3. but will it make its deadline? >> plus, back under the needle. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick adds some new art to his body. >> the market opened 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. we are out of the gate in a big way. green across the board. jason brooks will crunch the numbers and much more when we come back.
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it's friday is. the weekend. >> i know. i love it. looks like it's going to be a nice weekend, too. >> should be nice. this morning we have some leftover showers and that's starting to drag further to the
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south into the south bay san jose. but cold enough actually seeing a couple of snowflakes in the mountains. you can see the moisture sliding through bringing good rainfall overnight. showers making their way into the south bay. you will notice pink and white, that's sleet and snow over the hills there. so should be really interesting once the skies clear out a little later on this morning. you will see a light dusting of snow in the mountains. as we met throughout the day today i think a cool -- as we head throughout the day today, i think a cool afternoon and breezy at the coast. weekend dry and warmer. low pressure sliding south and as it moves south, showers will be decreasing this morning and probably ending as we head into the middle of the day. so get through with the morning showers and this afternoon your skies clear out nicely. around the state temperatures in the 50s, showers continuing into fresno. the high country bring your chains if you are heading in that direction. how about this? at&t, going there, leftover showers early on and then lots of sunshine. some great golf conditions for the weekend. temperatures in the 50s around the bay area for highs today.
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cool at the coastline. we'll see the breeze kick in. weather dries out on saturday and sunday, warming up staying dry through the mill of next week. >> we're following a problem spot on the upper deck of the bay bridge. two lanes blocked because of a motorcycle accident. the truck and motorcycle are blocking lanes. it sounds like it's there by the "s" curve. this is what it looks like up the incline section. it's a tight squeeze. let's check the bay bridge toll plaza. it is beginning to stack up a little bit behind the pay gates. it was so light. it was definitely "friday light" for a while. now that is no longer the case. you can see it's backing up towards the end of the parking lot towards that first overcrossing. elsewhere, back to our maps. other live traffic cameras. highway 4 westbound through antioch, past antioch you will
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see speed sensors picking up especially out towards the pittsburg-bay point area. kcbs airborne flew over the altamont pass and they spotted slow traffic on 205 towards airway boulevard. so that drive time is in the yellow 26 minutes to take you towards 680 in the dublin interchange. look at this. this just started to back up here in the last few minutes. westbound 237, looks something like this. 880 towards about sanger road. that's a check of your time saving traffic. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. america's trade deficit is at its lowest level in three years. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks with more. >> reporter: good news on the u.s. economy this morning. trade deficit dropping 21% in december for $38.6 billion. that's the lowest level in nearly three years. helped out by a rise in imports thanks in particular to a big
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jump in oil production here in the united states. lowest level of oil production since february 1997 social networker linked in reported its earnings after the closing bell topping expectations revenue up 80% to over $300 million. linkedin stock is taking off this morning at 17% after the opening bell. linkedin has done much better than social media companies out there. numbers up on the trade data. dow up 43. close to 14,000 again. nasdaq up 23.
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s&p up by 6. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks. the lone star state makes a pitch for workers in california and we are counting down to the opening of the new east span of the bay bridge and kpix 5 political insider phil matier with former mayor willie brown joins us now on this friday. mayor brown we kick it off with you. what took so long? will the bridge open on time? [ laughter ] >> what you caught him on, frank, is what took so long? because the long and short of it you're looking at half of what took so long to get that bridge made. >> it's doubly fun that we have the footage for jerry brown hitting the button to signal the countdown and up there as governor now celebrating the idea that this bridge is going to be completed. but when this thing first came out, you have to understand
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that jerry brown and the over brown here fought tooth and nail about it. >> it was the location of the span not the bridge itself. we wanted the bridge of course because of the safety component. but the business from my standpoint of not including ramps on the treasure island made it unacceptable. >> so he, mayor brown here, was holding the bridge hostage until he could get the state to agree to new ramps on treasure island because he has all these development plans for treasure island including a brewpub. ready to move the entire bridge to accommodate a brewpub. >> be very practical. that's a new neighborhood. if you can't accesses that neighborhood you're not part of san francisco. there are ramps now on the bridge and having ramps on the bridge. the navy put them there when they first built treasure island. there isn't any reason to bypass. >> jerry and the mayors on the alameda side didn't want a span like this. no. they wanted something spectacular that would rival
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the golden gate bridge so they demanded that this tower be put in with that incredible suspension there a one-of-a- kind in the world so that the east bay would have something as spectacular as the golden gate bridge to look at. >> we each were doing our jobs. the responsibility that you have at local government, phil, is to represent local government's interest and that's what we did. look what we got. >> we have a facility called the east span. it's magnificent as any in the world. you can also access treasure island from it. migden caused a buying path. >> let's not forget the bike path. >> absolutely. >> a bike path that goes to treasure island and no further. >> that span is impressive but we have to get to texas because governor brown has spoken out against rick perry. >> oh. rick perry the governor of texas coming to poach business back to your home state. what do you say? >> it is my home state.
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it is the state from whence i emigrated and i don't intend to return. i'm pushing for the change in immigration laws so that there is no possibility that i will be relocated to texas. perry is trying, however, to rip california off. he is offering all kinds of things like no income taxes, reduced sales taxes, some contributions to the whole business of what happens to employees, some grants. >> does to work? >> no. you still have to live in texas. >> all right, guys. >> not the boss. he will just have the workers go there. >> we'll have a small meeting about that brewpub, too, on treasure island, after the show here, guys. phil matier, mayor brown, thank you. well, we know joe flacco went to disneyland after the super bowl. where did colin kaepernick go? >> tattoo parlor. >> of course. >> of course. not there though. he added more ink to his chest to match his wildly tatted up arms. the san jose artist who did the work says it reflects inner strength, spiritual growth and
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humility. as if the 9ers super bowl loss wasn't bad enough it meant we had to make good on a wager that i think you didn't really do this, did you? >> you and lawrence made this wager by the way. >> with the anchors in baltimore. >> if the 9ers won the anchors at wjz would have to sing "i left my heart in san francisco" and if they lost we would have to do ray lewis, it's getting hot in here, dance. this one is for you, baltimore. it was painful but hey, take a look. >> ouch. >> hey, hello, baltimore. we're on lombard street sort of. we had to be inside because it's raining. i'm in purple. i shouldn't even have to do the bet. i was covering the super bowl in new orleans. you and lawrence did the bet. >> we should get the weatherman out here. lawrence. >> sorry, guys. doctor's excuse. >> total copout. >> hold on. let me get my ray lewis attitude going. cue the music. ♪ [ music ]♪
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>> that's the best part of the video. >> lawrence is my favorite part. >> you know what's pathetically sad? my wife helped me for half hour choreograph that at my gym and i still stunk up the joint. >> i would not admit that if i were you. >> you did very well. >> hey, i have a little rhythm but frank, we need to work on you a bit. >> i got conan o'brien legs. it's not happening. time now 6:54. a final check of your top stories and we'll get serious here including the massive storms bearing down on the east coast. how bay area travelers are being affected right now. coming your way.
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call or click today. the fall from the "city heights" s believed a 24-year-old woman is dead after a fall from a condo in san jose. the fall from the city heights condo building is believed to have been an accident. police are wrapping up their work at the scene now. the coroner will investigate. >> in southern california, they are still trying to find a former l.a. police officer christopher dorner. he is accused of killing at least three people including a police officer. authorities say dorner posted a manifesto online. in it, he talked about seeking revenge on those he was are responsible for his getting kicked out of the police force years ago. his burning truck was found near big bear lake yesterday. a winter storm is dumping snow on the northeast. boston could get up to three feet of snow by tomorrow morning. and new york could get up to a foot. airlines have canceled more than 3700 flights to the
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northeast. at sfo, here in the bay area, 38 departures are canceled as well as 70 arrivals. >> weave rain and snow in the mountain peaks. a dusting of snow. showers in the south bay you can see the pink and white over the mountaintops snow showing up on our local mountains. closer look into the santa cruz mountains, also east of san jose, you're seeing some of the snowfall and showers continuing into the san jose area. this afternoon, we'll clear out those skies and temperatures will stay cool only in the 50s. this weekend should be dry. lots of sunshine come our way. liz? >> we have big problems right now heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. pretty much at a standstill right now on the upper deck. it's because of an injury crash involving a motorcycle. the bike rider hit debris. they issued a traffic alert so it is stacked up through the macarthur maze already this morning. at least two lanes are blocked
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approaching treasure island. bart is a great option. use that it is on time. >> so much for a "friday light." >> i know. it's going to be a mess for a while. >> thanks for watching kpix 5 this morning. your next local update is at 7:25. "cbs this morning" is coming up next. gayle king live in l.a. with a preview of the grammys here on kpix 5 sunday night at 8:00. ♪ [ music ]♪ captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, february 8th, 2013 welcome to "cbs this morning." california on edge an ex-cop wanted for a deadly rampage vows revenge. we'll talk to his former boss brill bratton. the blizzard that could bury
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the northeast, smash records and bring new torment to sandy victims. and here in los angeles, we're getting ready for the grammys, with ll cool j, carly rae jensen and the nominees. we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we have a trained and heavily armed person who is hunting for police officers. >> a massive manhunt across california. after a gunman goes on a rampage of revenge. >> former l.a. police officer christopher dorner. >> word the suspect may have been spotted. >> his burnedout pickup truck has been found in big bear. >> police are conducting a door-to-door search overnight throughout the community. >> i would tell himself to turn himself in this has gone far enough. nobody needs to die. >> snow boots, shovel, salt, got it all ready. >> everybody is panicking. >> this will be an historic storm for the northeast. >> the northern edge of the storm slammed the midwest but it's